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About the Neighborhood Memory Café

Due to inclement weather, the Memory Cafe scheduled for Sat. 2/11 has been cancelled. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Please join us for our brand new Neighborhood Memory Café, sponsored by CFCS. The Neighborhood Memory Café will serve the communities of Cambridge, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown and Belmont. Individuals and their caregivers and/or families are encouraged to attend. 

What is a Memory Café? It is a place where individuals with memory loss and their caregivers or families can get together in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment. It is a time and place when people can interact, find support, share concerns, and celebrate without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood. We encourage friendship and acceptance. Cafés are a place to talk with others who understand what you may be going through, to leave behind limitations and instead to focus on strengths, to enjoy other’s company, and to explore something new!

Research has shown that continued social engagement contributes to the quality of life and the maintenance of functional abilities for a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or related Dementia. There is “still a lot of living to do” after the diagnosis with the Neighborhood Memory Café being a place to assist, promote, and restore a sense of “normalcy” for both the person with the diagnosis and the caregiver.

The CFCS Neighborhood Memory Café will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10:00am to noon at Cambridge Family & Children’s Service, located at 60 Gore Street, Cambridge, 02141. Free parking is available onsite. We look forward to meeting you!

*Guests who require personal assistance must bring a care partner.

Questions? Contact Nancy at (857) 453-4273 or memorycafe@helpfamilies.org

To learn more about the growing trend of Memory Cafes, watch video below:

"Caring for Others, Caring for Ourselves: Memory Cafe Movement in Massachusetts"